UK varsities steal the show
Almost half of the UK’s total number of universities featured in 2016 Times Higher education list of the 200 most international universities in the world. The list is topped by the Qatar University, followed by Luxembourg in the second place and the University of Hong Kong in the third place. The National University of Singapore
and the Imperial College London are ninth and tenth respectively.
American universities featured poorly in the list and only a few could make it to the list. Australia has only 24 universities in the list, with only 16 in the top 100. Switzerland is third among the 28 countries featured in the list, having only 10 universities listed. New Zealand could get only 6 universities listed among the top 100. Canada, Denmark and Ireland have three universities each in the top 100.
On the other hand 64 UK universities featured in the list of 2016. The University of Oxford and University College London (=18th), King’s College London (20th) University of Essex (21st), the London School of Economics and Political Science (22nd), Queen Mary University of London (23rd) and Queen’s University Belfast (24th) make the Top 25.
The US, which features relatively poorly in the rankings because its students and faculty are much more “home-grown”, rightly pointed by Mr. Aslam Shaikh of Aliff Overseas Consultants. This is the reason why US manages only one university – Massachusetts Institute of Technology – in the Top 100 and then only in 90th place. There are only eight more in the lower half of the ranking. Aliff Overseas Consultants places students in top rated universities across the world and regularly keeps track of university ranking. Mr. Shaikh advises students to choose only the best, to get the edge in terms of quality education and post studies placement.